LatinNews Daily - 05 August 2022

Main Briefing
On 4 August, a Venezuelan court imprisoned 17 people for participating in an assassination attempt against President Nicolás Maduro in 2018.... Read More
Claudia López, the mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogotá, has announced the inking of an agreement with Colombia’s national government to co-finance two new transport infrastructure projects.... Read More
On 4 August, Brazil’s André Janones, a federal deputy for the small Avante party, dropped out of the presidential race to back leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) in the October election. Analysis:... Read More
* Brazil’s Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), the federal oil and gas regulator, has announced that the production of both oil and natural gas declined in June.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 4 August Honduras’s transparency ministry officially called on civil-society to elect its representatives to the nominating board for the appointment of new magistrates to the 15-member supreme court (CSJ).... Read More
* Costa Rica’s President Rodrigo Chaves has announced plans to send down a legislative bill which would cap fuel prices, under which the limit for premium and regular gasoline would not exceed ¢900 (US$1.34) per litre while the price of diesel would not exceed ¢800 per litre.... Read More
On 4 August, Mexico’s ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party announced that Education Minister Delfina Gómez would be its gubernatorial candidate in Estado de México (Edomex) next year, following internal elections marred by reports of irregularities.... Read More
* Mexico’s federal water commission (Conagua) has authorised the granting of 14 water concessions worth 3m litres to US brewer Constellation Brands, which is building a plant in the eastern state of Veracruz.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 4 August, Uruguay’s umbrella trade union organisation Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores - Convención Nacional de Trabajadores (PIT-CNT) announced that it plans to hold a 24-hour general strike in a month or so. ... Read More
*Chile-headquartered Latam Airlines has resumed regular passenger flights to Chile’s Easter Island following a 27-month suspension due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More

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